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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Flight training on RAF Typhoon jets was "temporarily suspended" today after safety inspectors found deposits of ash in one of the fleet's engines, the Ministry of Defence said.
Safety inspectors took the "precautionary measure" to check all of the jets based at RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, after finding small deposits yesterday.
A spokesman added: "These are very high performance jets so they are just being extra cautious."
The government has come under criticism from airlines for shutting down UK airspace, so it may feel vindicated by the the MoD's decision.
The ash was found on one of the jets which landed …